Better Together: A Model University-Community Partnership for Urban Youth Author: Barbara C. Jentleson

| May 19, 2011

Title: Better Together : A Model University-Community Partnership for Urban Youth
Author: Barbara C. Jentleson
Publisher: New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, c2011
Check it out! LC4091 .J48 2011

From the publisher: This is the dramatic story behind the transformation of Duke University from an isolated, exclusive institution to the dynamic, civically engaged campus that exists today. Better Together examines the first decade of the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership (DDNP) and its involvement with Project HOPE, six quality community-based afterschool programs. The author uses case studies and extensive interviews with university and community leaders to describe the development of this successful partnership. The text answers many frequently asked questions about how to create partnerships and includes a range of programming activities that educators and community organizers can use to improve their work with all children, especially low income minority youth.
Book Features:
* An analysis of the risks and benefits of university and community partnerships aimed at solving the serious social issue of closing the achievement gap.
* A model that can be replicated to create positive alternatives for low income minority youth.
* Case studies supported by documentation practices that were the result of the evaluation requirements of multiple funding sources.
* The perspectives of project staff, community partners, and student participants.

About the author: Barbara C. Jentleson is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Program in Education at Duke University. From 2002-2010, she was the Director of Project HOPE (Holistic Opportunities Plan for Enrichment).